Destined to the Caribbean, holiday in St Lucia

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ACTIVITIES AND SPORTS IN SAINT LUCIA

 
Diving and snokeling in Saint Lucia

 

There are numerous diving centers in St Lucia; nearly all of them are on the beaches in the mayor resorts and hotels of the island. They all mostly PADI centers based on the American system. The cost of the dive only includes the rental of the bottle and air and weights. If you’re not traveling with your own equipment (pack dispenser and jacket) you will have to hire them at a cost from the centre. If you haven’t dived for some time, some centers will ask you to do a show dive. Nearly all the dive centers offer snorkeling excursions too.

 

diving in st lucia

 

The volcanic formation of St Lucia has given life to a fantastic oceanic scenery all accessible at level 1, many accessible directly from the beach.

 

All dive sites at St Lucia are found all along the Caribbean coast.

 

Chastanet Bay directly accessible from the beach is a marine reserve with beautiful coral reefs not far from the coast line offers a wide variety of corals, sponges and barrier fish; don’t miss out on the turtles and octopus. On a night dive you might see the thing, a marine creature not yet classified.

 

snorkelling st lucia

 

Key Hole Pinnacles a spot frequently visited for its beauty and voted as one of the most beautiful dive sites in the Caribbean, is comprised of 4 underwater mountains covered in coral and gorgonians.

 

At Canaries, not far from the beach Anse du Cochon, the wreck of the cargo ship Lesleen M 50m long and 20 m submerged in a marine reserve. 

 

At the feet of the Pitons there are numerous dive sites, ideal also for snorkeling. Coral gardens at the foot of Gros Piton, named that for its multitude of corals rest between 5 and 15 meters. Superman Flight in front of Petit Piton, gets its name from the Superman 2 filmed there in St Lucia, is a dive drift deep 50 meters and renowned for the clarity of its waters. Anse la Raye is one of the most popular dive sites, where you can find enormous volcanic rock formations.

 

 

Trekking and excursions

 

The exuberant nature of St Lucia gives its self to beautiful excursions and forestall tracking. Qualified guides can lead you into the discovery of its rain forests. The forestall department has marked a series of paths accessible at varies levels and difficulties.

 

It’s possible to go bird watching and discover an array of species (included in which the St Lucian parrot, or Jacquot, species endemic only to the island of St Lucia in its central forests); other excursions can walk you through its forests to visit its waterfalls, for the more courageous the climb up Gros Piton to its summit will be a moment to remember.

 

forest and waterfall in st lucia

 

Various excursions in quad in the area of Micoud lead you through its forests, plantations and its Atlantic beaches.

Various ridding centers offer riding excursions along its beaches and in the countryside of St Lucia.

 

 

SPORT AND ACTIVITIES 

in Saint Lucia

 

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Kite surf and wind surf

 

kitesurf, surf and windsurf in st lucia

 

Wind surf and kite surf are overall practiced at Anse de Sable in Vieux Fort and in Cas Ó Bas, where the wind conditions are ideal for those looking for a powerful experience.
Numerous hotels along the Caribbean coast rent out windsurf equipment to its guest.
 

   
Golf in Saint Lucia

 

If you're passionate about golf or just interested in potting a few holes, you cant beat St Lucia for its panoramic views, gentle breezes and all year sunshine for playing.
There are two golf courses in St. Lucia: one at the Sandals Regency St. Lucia Golf Resort & Spa (Where friends not so keen on playing can relax in the nearby Spa,) and one at the St. Lucia Golf and Country Club located at Cap Estates on the northern end of the island.
Sandals Regency St Lucia Golf Resort & Spa is a 9 hole green, but as mentioned has the added benefit of a nearby Spa. The course although short is challenging at times and the wind factors can add that extra element of difficulty if your looking for a challenge. The course is fabulously kept and has some stunning views. Caddies are mandatory an endearing factor for US visitors where the tradition is being lost. PGA golf lessons are available, club and shoe rental can also be arranged.

St Lucia Golf & Country Club is an 18 hole Green. The county club homes an open air bar and restaurant for after the game and an al equipped pro golf shop. Is is known as one of the most demanding courses in the Caribbean. It is home to 2 prestigious tournaments, the Moet/Hennessey Tournament in October, and the Rotary Club Tournament, which has been held here for about 13 years. The Club has a 350 yard driving range and PGA courses are available. It is worth noting that the course has a dress code and T shirts, tank tops, jeans and cut off s will not be allowed.
Rates as follows:
9 holes $95US - $105US
18 holes $120US - $145US
(Prices include cart)
Equipment rental available.

 

   
Other activities

 

kayak st luciaThe mayor part of the big hotels in St Lucia have tennis courts and also offer the possibility of kayak, water ski and other sporting activities. It’s not missing fitness centers which are mostly situated on the north of the island next to the hotels.

 

Mountain bike is another fascinating way to discover the centre island. Daily Catamaran cruises, depart from all principle touristic sites in the north are another way to enjoy the beauty of the island and sea. Sport fishing is also offered and whale watching. Don’t miss out on helicopter tours for a different emotional view point of St Lucia.

Cricket is the national sport of St Lucia and is the most commonly practiced.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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